The long-term goal of my research is to understand the operation principles of thalamocortical network in sound perception and sound-driven behavior. My laboratory studies how the non-lemniscal thalamus transfers contextual information to the cortex to dynamically modulate excitation-inhibition interplay, how the context-dependent thalamic modulation of the cortex would impact on cortical outputs, and how the thalamus transfers acoustic information to the limbic systems to influence animal behavior. My research aims to ameliorate the deficits of current deep learning models and shed light on the neural mechanisms underlying neurodevelopmental disorders.
PhD, Neuroscience, Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (2006)
BS, Biochemistry, Yantai University (2001)